Today’s Who The Heck spotlight is hitting every good angle on Gymshorts, a four-piece punk powerhouse from Rhode Island that we’re unbelievably excited to host this Sunday at Cobra Lounge.
Words like “brutal” and “unrefined” have been thrown around to describe Gymshorts, but the band’s self-description (from a friend) might be the best way to put it: “A little bit Bart Simpson, a hint of Kevin McCallister, and a dash of Dennis the Menace.” They’ve been bringing their fuzzed-out punk songs to stages everywhere over the past few years, touring with the likes of La Luz and Death Valley Girls. The band’s latest (and possibly greatest) single “Date Kate Jones (You Can’t) came out last year, but you’d be remiss to skip their incredible debut LP Knock Knock, which has some of our favorite Gymshorts jams (like the irresistible “Ding Dong Ditch”).
Gymshorts will play Chicago’s Cobra Lounge this Sunday, August 14 with support from Pleasantries, Hi Ho, and Caitlin Edwards (tickets are available here). Get to know the band ahead of time with our latest Q&A below.